The government are introducing a new law claiming to defend freedom of speech, amid an alleged crisis on British university campuses of ‘cancel culture’ and de-platforming. But is it really the case that freedom of expression is being unduly restricted in our society? Or is it an exaggerated distraction from bigger issues? Harry Walker of Bristol Uni’s Free Speech Society has been at the centre of the debate. Neil sits down with Harry to thrash it out.
We’re working to diversify the Cable team. Let’s start with our freelancer base
The Cable exists to challenge the structure of the media, but we are not representative enough of our city. Here’s what we’re doing to change things.
How starting an arts festival helped me find community in Bristol
Grassroots groups have birthed a movement that celebrates and represents people from East and South East Asian communities. It has unleashed a ‘warm, communitarian energy’, writes the co-founder of MOON FEST, which takes place this weekend at the Trinity Centre.
Analysis: It’s time for politicians to come together on mass transit
A leaked report has concluded that underground sections are needed and achievable in Bristol’s future mass transit system. As we move to the next stage in the process, we need our politicians to work together.
Row over shopping centre demolition decision grinds on after government walks away from intervening
Council planning lawyer argues decision to refuse proposed redevelopment of Broadwalk Centre in Knowle in May did not rule out this being reversed – as happened a few weeks later.
Healing is a justice issue: how can we radicalise the voluntary sector, amid a perfect storm of cuts?
When it comes to recovery from trauma, meeting people’s basic needs such as food, shelter, and physical safety is not enough. In an increasingly harsh environment, charities will need all their imagination and creativity to do more.
Community union’s intervention sees housing association eviction halted amid disrepair claims
Rent arrears proceedings by local social landlord that would have seen Cliftonwood man lose his flat are 'off the table for now', ACORN says